San Jose's Dr. Trinh can replace an individual tooth with a bridge. A bridge consists of a false tooth called a pontic and the anchors (abutment crowns) that support the pontic. The bridge fills the space left by the missing tooth.
Neighboring tooth structure is removed, shaping them to receive an anchor crown. An impression is then taken and sent to a dental lab, where they fabricate the bridge.
The structure part of the bridge is a strong metal alloy that can handle the anticipated stresses.
Dr. Trinh will connect the structure with tooth-like porcelain. Once Dr. Trinh tests the bridge for a correct fit, he will cement the anchor crowns to the neighboring teeth.